Film 5: Advanced Post-Production Workshop
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Course Number: NFLM 3690
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Media Studies
- Film & Video Production
This advanced overview of the entire post-production process is for students who have finished shooting a film project in Film 4. All students edit and finish their own projects, from narrative films to documentaries, experimental films, and hybrid pieces, so post-production workflow experiences may vary greatly. Class time is devoted to editing exercises, lectures, group discussions, screenings, and visits from guest artists and industry specialists. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class include creating rhythm; dramatic arc and character emphasis in scenes; cutting on, after, and before movement; match cutting; symbolic and thematic editing; and A&B cutting for documentaries. The class also explores sound editing and design, color correction, screening formats for festivals, standard industry mastering options, and distribution strategies. Prerequisite: Film 3 or, with permission of the instructor, other personal HD video or 16mm film footage ready to be edited. Note: This class was previously called Art of Film Editing. Please do not repeat this course. Film 5 fulfills a requirement of the Certificate in Film Production.